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6 Destinations for Adventure Seekers

Grown-ups spend so much time acting like… grown-ups. But fall time means kids are back in school, leaving the grown-ups free to get away, drop the façade, and act their shoe size! Here are some of the best ways to do it:

Costa Rica

Channel your inner Tarzan and let out a wild yodel as you head to Nayara in Costa Rica, where zip-lining through jungles awaits. You can also trek to Arenal Volcano, horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall, or whitewater raft on the Sarapiqui Class III River (Tarzan yodel optional).


What better way to feel like a kid than hopping on a bike, feeling the breeze against your face and being in the moment. With the “slow down to see the world” mindset of Butterfield & Robinson, you can ride through Veuve Clicquot and Krug vines, medieval Alsatian villages, and picnic in vineyards. Then wander with wonder into famous Laurent-Perrier and De Castellane maisons, ending the day with a tasting at Moët & Chandon and feeling happy you are an adult!

Call: 1.866.551.9090 Visit: http://butterfieldandrobinson.com


Grab your clubs! Good news for golfers: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Golf Resort is extending its Summer Beach Package until Oct. 31. The deal includes accommodations, $50 resort credit per night, full American breakfast, Wi-Fi and valet. This trip is mandatory for all you duffers.

Call: 239.593.2000 Visit: http://ritzcarlton.com

Santa Barbara

Ever catch butterflies as a kid? October begins migration time for Santa Barbara’s Monarch butterflies. Orient-Express’ luxury boutique hotel, El Encanto is offering its Monarch Butterfly Migration package. This fabulous retreat is offering rates starting at $570 and includes breakfast credit, Healing Cocoon Spa Treatment and signature Monarch Cocktails for two guests.

Call: 805.845.5800 Visit: http://elencanto.com

French Alps

Nestled in the French Alps, L’Apogee Courchevel will open its doors on Dec. 11. This new addition to the Oetker Collection of small, luxury hotels is offering an on-site caviar, Champagne bar and signature restaurant under the supervision of two Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Franques. Another amenity not to be missed – L’Apogee’s spa special suite for the traditional Russian ritual “Banïya” – exotic enough?

Call: +33(0) Visit: http://lapogeecourchevel.com


Oopa! Time to go Greek and take advantage of the great travel rates. The Blue Palace Resort & Spa on the island of Crete is offering its “Catch the Sun in Elounda” package until Oct. 24. Rates begin at €229 and include buffet breakfasts at the Olea with a perfect view of the Isle of Spinalonga, Wi-Fi, and €50 credit at the award-winning Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy. Combine Cretan culinary adventures and tranquil open-air treatments while cocooning on this famed isle.

Call: 30.28410.65500 Visit: http://bluepalace.gr